Invasive Cardiovascular Technology

Associate Degree Program | 97 Credits

Southeast Tech’s 24-month program in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology builds your skills so you can work alongside physicians during cardiac catheterizations.

With a focus on diagnosing and treating heart and vascular disease, your work as a Cardiovascular Technologist also might include conducting electrocardiograms, lung function tests, or electrophysiology procedures, or assisting physicians with balloon angioplasty.

Your coursework will in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will emphasize:

  • Radiation physics
  • Cardiac anatomy and physiology
  • Coronary angiography
  • Peripheral angiography
  • Cardiac pressures
  • Left and right cardiac catheterizations
  • Cardiac Interventions

Clinical work is integral to your experience in STI’s Cardiovascular Tech program. You will be placed in a clinical setting for seven months in medical centers across the U.S.

Your clinical work will be a key building block for your future as a medical professional, informing your critical thinking and problem-solving.

Job Placement Rate

100%

The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program at Southeast Tech boasts a 100% job placement rate among its graduates

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What is the value of a Cardiovascular Technologist?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among U.S. men and women, the CDC reports. You can have an impact. You will compare/contrast analytical data from cardiovascular diagnostic tools and you will understand how procedures are selected based on patient pathologies.

Why Study Invasive Cardiovascular Technology at Southeast Tech

During your training as a Cardiovascular Technologist, you will take courses in anatomy, surgical techniques, clinical practice and patient care techniques. Additionally, you will study in STI’s high-tech Sullivan Health/Science Center, which opened in 1994. 

What can you do with your STI degree?

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a regional hub for many healthcare centers, which draw rural residents to the area. Your career opportunities upon graduation include many hospitals, clinics, laboratories and outpatient care centers. Graduates find employment with the following healthcare and medical technology employers, among others across the state and country:

  • Avera Health Systems
  • Littleton Adventist
  • Medical Center of the Rockies
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Rapid City Regional
  • Sanford Health
  • Sioux Falls Veteran’s Administration Health Care System
  • University of Colorado Medical System

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Southeast Tech’s program curriculum for Invasive Cardiovascular Technology totals 95-97 credits over two years, including classes in Anatomy/Physiology, Invasive Diagnostic Procedures, EKG Analysis and Cardiac Pathologies.

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Costs for this program are calculated based on a charge of $248 per credit hour, plus applicable fees. 

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Faculty

Patrick Hoier

Instructor
Invasive Cardiovascular
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